The ‘Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research version 4.2’, is a product of the Joint Research Centre and the PBL Netherlands Assessment Agency, referred to as EDGAR 4.2 and contains global emission inventories for greenhouse gases and air pollutants. These emissions are calculated as total by country and sector for the 1970-2008 period, and distributed on the grid using proxy data. The global emissions for all countries are spatially allocated on 0.1x0.1, 0.5x0.5 and 1x1 degree resolution grids over the globe. The standard sources are defined using the IPCC source categories and codes developed by the IPCC National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme (Reporting guidelines in the revised 1996 IPCC guidelines). The first number identifies the main source sector: 1.Energy (including biofuel combustion and gas leakage, venting and flaring); 2.Industrial processes (nonfuel combustion sources, incl. F-gas use); 3.Solvents and other product use; 4.Agriculture (including savannah fires); 5.Land-Use Change and Forestry (including post-burn decay and drained peatlands); 6.Waste; 7.Other. The EDGAR v4.2 provides independent estimates of the global anthropogenic emissions and emission trends, based on publicly available statistics, for the use in atmospheric models and policy evaluation. This scientific independent emissions inventory is characterized by a coherent world historical trend.
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